Young people organise fun day at Field Lane

Field Lane Community Centre
Field Lane Community Centre

On Saturday, May 5 residents of the Field Lane Estate in Rastrick will be able to find out lots more about the project to re-open the former community centre.

The project is being led by a group of local people who are trustees of The Space @ Field Lane Group, a registered charity, and who took over the building from Calderdale Council on a 125-year lease.

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A group of young people on the estate have been working with the trustees to help spread awareness of the project and were awarded a grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s #iWill Youth Social Action Fund, which encourages young people to participate in volunteering activities.

The grant funding included monies for the event which the young people themselves are organising on May 5 from 1pm until 4pm on the play area at Burnsall Road and Arncliffe Crescent on the estate.

There will be a range of activities including face painting, a bouncy castle, assault course, barbecue and more. Refreshments will also be available in the Arncliffe Centre.

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Emma Woods Bolger, from the Community Foundation for Calderdale, said: “This project is being led by young people, who want to make change happen in their local community, and they are being proactive in their approach, which we think is excellent.

“The Space at Field Lane will benefit the whole community and I personally am looking forward to the event on May 5.”

The centre closed in 2011 and before it can re-open it needs to be renovated to get the building fit for purpose.

The group’s vision is to have an inclusive, welcoming facility for the estate, a place which residents will want to use, run activities themselves, to socialise with others at the community cafe and to access training and services.

For more information about the event, visit www.thespacefieldland.org.uk.

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